The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for multiple research projects within the Johns Hopkins University Mood Disorders Center (Department of Psychiatry). Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator the Sr. Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for the operationalization and implementation of The Genomics of Electroconvulsive Therapy (GenECT) study. The GenECT study is a national and international study designed to determine which genetic factors are associated with severe forms of mood disorders and which genetic factors are associated with response to ECT. The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will be the key person who interacts with physician investigators, international networks, clinical staff, and study participants to recruit and coordinate the collection of data and human research specimens. We are looking for an individual with strong research, communication and organizational skills with a commitment to the development of research of mood disorders.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for recruitment at Johns Hopkins Hospital for The Genomics of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) study. This genetic study includes screening potential inpatients and outpatients receiving ECT, consenting participants, and collecting a blood sample in collaboration with the nursing staff on the ECT suite located on the East Baltimore Medical Campus. The efforts of this study will contribute to a multi-site study through additional leading academic medical centers participating in the National Network Depression Center.
Additional research projects, such as, the evaluation of a mobile application for medication and mood tracking for people with mood disorders, will include responsibilities of recruitment and screening outpatients in the Community Psychiatry Program located on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical campus.
Additional day to day responsibilities include verifying subject eligibility in accordance with research protocol; obtain informed consent; communicate with the study subjects throughout the research process; schedule interviews and blood draws; submit blood samples to laboratory for analysis; reimburse subjects upon completion of their participation when applicable.
The candidate will be expected to ensure smooth operations of the research enterprise. The coordination will require communication with an established network of clinics and patients. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring smooth running of the projects on the deadline.
Participates in bi-weekly videoconferences to discuss project development, implementation and oversight.
Liaise between multiple collaborators including physicians, scientists, study team members and patients locally and at participating sites.
Assists with obtaining and maintaining patient samples to the Johns Hopkins Biological Repository.
Establishes administrative systems and standard operational plan for implementation and monitoring of project including management of a RedCap database.
May assist the principal investigator in defining information and plans required to accomplish goals of the study.
May help design and create protocol specific data collection forms with assistance.
Responsible for maintaining the study database, checking the quality of data received from the field, appropriate feedback to field teams on the quality of data, compliance with data integrity and privacy policies of JHU.
Assist the PI in overseeing and maintaining institutional and federal regulatory compliance, including preparing the IRB initial application, annual IRB continuing reviews, changes in research, protocol amendments and events reports according to IRB requirements and facilitates IRB audits.
Interactions with Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board required, and knowledge of entering e–irb protocols and updates and interacting with IRB staff necessary.
Maintains regulatory binder for research protocols and ensures that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
Responsible for orienting new research study staff.
Responsible for scheduling and leading weekly meeting of study team members.
Adheres to guidelines regarding the sensitivity and confidential nature of patient information, including HIPAA regulations.
Exhibits strong attention to detail and proficient knowledge of regulatory documentation.
Ability to think critically and to solve problems that arise related to study protocols.
Ability to be flexible in work conditions and function well in a team setting.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. 3 years related experience.
Master’s degree in a related discipline.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must have strong communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, and clinical sensitivity.
Must have the ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks, and make independent decisions about the direction of projects.
Must be able to work as part of a team, take initiative, and have strong leadership and teaching skills.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,517; commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003131-SOM Psy Affect Disorders and Psych Genet Personnel area: School of Medicine
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